23 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

Hello!

Today we are off to spend Christmas with family, so this will be my last post for a couple of days.  My little girl now screams (with excitement!) when Santa is mentioned, my little boy is only 18 months so all he knows is that the Christmas tree is a great toy!

Here's the card I made for my brother-in-law and his girlfriend!


This card is so sparkly as the dp is glittered, plus the Ho Ho is covered in crystal stickles, and then just in case I hadn't started a world shortage I put just a little bit more the Santa hats!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle - Christmas
Simon Says - Let's Play Bingo (Ribbon, Gems, Glitter)
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet -Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes

I'd also like to say hello to my three new followers:  Pat, Katerina and Shaz - thanks for stopping by - it's much appreciated!

Anyway - Hope you all have a fab Christmas!  See you all on the other side of the turkey!!

Julie  x

xx

21 December 2011

Grandad

Evening

I'm so full!! I've just got back from my work's Christmas Dinner and it was yummy. I decided to be a bit crazy and not have turkey - but went for Moroccan Lamb instead and a nice chocolate cheesecake for pudding!!

Here's the card I made for my lovely Grandad - he's very old now and not entirely with it - but I'm hoping it cheers him up a bit!


I've used some more of my lovely Dovecraft Paper.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Snowman with a Die cut
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch / Someone Special
Catch the Bug - Baby It's Cold Outside
Craft Your Days Away - Snowmen
Little Claire's - Family Christmas

Thanks for Looking!

Julie xx

I'm finished!!

Hello!!

I've just finished my last card, I made two last night and two this morning so I thought I'd have a well earned sit down with a hot chocolate before I brave going out of the house to finish off my Christmas shopping!




This is for my very lovely husband - it's really grey here today so I've struggled to get a decent photo.  I've covered the bell in glossy accents - it looks great!  The DP is  Dovecraft Let it Snow - it's so sparkly but you can't really tell.  As these papers are so nice they have been reserved for special cards only, I've only cut into 3 sheets out of 48!!  Plenty left for next year!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft - Sketch
EAC - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Card
The Pixie Cottage - Someone Special
Simply Create Too - Embossing
Little Claires - Family Christmas

Thanks for looking!!

Julie

x

19 December 2011

Little Boy Blue

Evening!

I've now got two whole weeks off work!! Hoo-ray!

Here's the Christmas card I've made for my little Boy:


I covered the bell in some gold stickles - but it looks a bit odd in this picture.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge - Blue and White
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
For Fun - Christmas Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Plus Ribbon
Stamping For The Weekend - Christmas
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Julie

18 December 2011

Pink Explosion

Hi,

This time in a week we'll just be finishing our Christmas dinner!  Lovely!

Here's my latest card - it's for our sort-of-niece Molly.  Molly loves pink as you can see from this card:


The owls scarf is covered in pink glitter but my rubbish photography doesn't show it up or how lovely and sparkly the ribbon is!

like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
Cupcake Craft - Don't Look at the Light
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes (with Ribbon!)
Southern Girls - Let's Celebrate
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge: Christmas
Bizzy Bec's - Christmas

I'm finishing making Christmas cards with my 3 year old this afternoon - lovely.  It means I'll be clearing sequins up all evening! x

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

15 December 2011

Reindeer

Morning!!

I'm feeling very Christmassy today!

Here's my latest card - I made it for my best friend at work! I mentioned a while back I'd bought a lovely Reindeer die and I've finally used it.  The material for my reindeer is actually my little boy's coat that he had grown out of and the zip gone!


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays
Tuesday Throwdown - For Someone Special
For Fun - Christmas - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Do You Stack Up - Winter
Saturday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas
Woopsie Daisy - Christmas Sparkle and Shine
Lexis Creations - No Red or Green
The Stamping Boutique - No Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for looking!

Julie

10 December 2011

and another snowman...

Evening all!

We've been watching Santa Claus the Movie this afternoon and my little girl was so excited screaming "Santa, Santa" at the top of her voice - it was so cute - but I think I may need to ask Santa for some new ear drums for Christmas!

I feel like I've used this snowman on practically every card I've made - but he's so quick to colour.


I'd like to enter this card in to the following challenges:

Freshly Brewed - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colours
Winter Wonderland - Let it Snow
For Fun - Christmas Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (with a Dangle!)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes plus Glitter
Ladybug Challenge - Snowflakes and Sparkle
Craft Your Days Away - Snowmen
Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas

Thanks for Looking

Julie x

8 December 2011

Brrrrrrr!!!

Afternoon!

Is anyone else cold?  I'm sat snuggled on my sofa, covered by a blanket with my fire on full blast willing time to stop then I don't have to go out in the cold to the supermarket!

I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.  I'm feeling fairly pleased with myself as I've only got 13 cards left to make - mainly for my best friends and family!  However I've run out of gems and pearls so it means a trip to the craft shop at the weekend.  That's never going to end well for the bank balance!

Here's my latest card, I've done a few in this format for speed - just varying the paper and the colour of the snowman's scarf and hat.


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Tuesdsay Throwdown - Celebrate the season
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
One Stop Craft Challenge - Let it Snow
Aud Sentiments - Winter Holiday Sentiments
Crafty Calender - Cold and Frosty
Bizzy Becs - Christmas
Sunday's With Crissy - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

1 December 2011

Washing Day

Evening!

I'm having a lovely evening - I bought my little girl Beauty and the Beast as a treat but we didn't have time to watch it all before bed tonight so I'm just watching the end as I love it to make sure it is suitable for her!

Here's my latest Christmas card:


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion -Tis the Season
Sassy Cheryls - Winter
Everybody Art Challenge - Santa Claus
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine Holiday Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Lexis Creations - One for the Lads
ST Luke's Hospice - Let it Snow
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Bee Crafty - It's Christmas

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

26 November 2011

37 to go ....

Evening,

I've got just a tiny bit of panic setting in that I'm running out of time to make all my Christmas cards!  I've made 22 and I've got 37 to go.  Not sure how that works with only about 3 weeks until last posting day, and I started off so well...

Last night I night I made 3 cards the same but different.  Not a great photo (for a change) they look much better in real life (or if you click on them and make the bigger) plus they all have plenty of sparkle on them.

 

So it's back to my dining room table to make a few more tonight!

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday - Christmas Fun
Simply Create Too - It's all about Christmas
CardMad Fairy - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for looking!

Julie
x

25 November 2011

Thanks

Afternoon,

I've just taken advantage of happy hour again to make this card, so just a quick post from me before I go and wake the children up!


The yellow card with orange pattern is flocked - it feels so soft  - I've had it for ages but only allow myself to use small amounts as I love it so much. Plus I've finally caught up with the trend for doily's!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

For Fun - We Give Thanks
Crafty Creations - Thank You
If The Shoe Fits - Thankful
Catch the Bug - Give Thanks
Sketch and Stash - Sketch
The Stamping Boutique - Thanksgiving
Little Miss Muffet - Thanks

Thanks for looking

Julie x

24 November 2011

Stepper Card

Hi,

It's the happy hour here - which means the children are asleep in their beds having an afternoon nap and I have some well earned peace and quiet.

Today I've had a happy crafting parcel through the doors in the shape of a deer die - I can't wait to give it a go, in fact once I've finished this post I'm off to crank up my big shot.  I got it from a site called Capture the Magic - and they sent a little unexpected freebie of some little train eyelets! So thanks very much for that!



Here is the card I made last night - I though I'd have a go at making a stepper card and was surprised at how easy it was.


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge - Christmas Card
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers
Ladybug Challenge - Winter Blues
Sew Many Cards -Stair Steps
Aud's Sentiments - Winter Sentiments
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Winter Wardrobe
Little Claire's - Shaped Cards

Thanks for looking!

Julie

23 November 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello!


Here's a little card I made last night for my Uncle as it's his birthday next week.



Made cards are so difficult to add embellishment to (mainly because I have drawers full of pretty things) but I had a good look through my drawers and found these little metal button/brad/sticky things which I won in Audrey's blog candy earlier on in the year.  I was so please when I found them as they are perfect!  So thanks again Audrey!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tickets
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Free for All
Create Me Pink - Digi Challenge
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

21 November 2011

White Christmas

Evening!

After all the pink of yesterdays Christmas card - tonight I've gone for some white.

After counting up how many cards I still need to make (43!), I dug out some Christmas chippies to speed things up a bit and then added some more felt snowflakes!


I really quite like this layout - so I'll probably make a few more like this!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Simply Create - Love You Bear-ly Much
Woopsie Daisy - Anything Goes for Christmas
Card Patterns - Sketch
Pollycraft Monday - Christmas Fun

Thanks for Looking!

Julie

20 November 2011

Angel Christmas

Evening all:

Well I managed to make my card while the children were napping, and I'm now hiding in the kitchen making Sunday dinner posting this card:


I even managed to cut some pink snowflakes out felt and dusted off the Stickles for some sparkly wings!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Let it Snow
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Women Only
Winter Wonderland - What a Cutie
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Nutcrafters - Christmas Card for a Child (Thanks for the freebie!)
The Stamping Boutique - Winter Holiday
Sundays With Crissy - Non Traditional Holiday Colours
St Luke Hospice - Christmas Cards

Thanks for looking!

Julie

Baby boy

Crikey - it's been a whole month since I last posted a card.

I've been busy at work, getting outrageously drunk in London to help my beautiful friend celebrate her 30th birthday, as well all the other boring life stuff that gets in the way of doing more interesting things!

I'm massively behind on my Christmas cards so it's going to be a quick post from me today as the children are napping and my challenge is to start (and finish!) a card over the next hour to get me back on track.

Here's a card I made yesterday - a girl who runs one of the toddler groups we go to is due to start maternity leave next week so I've made her a card to say congratulations / good luck as we probably won't see her again until July!



I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

DYSU - A splash of blue
One Stop Craft Challenge - Colour Challenge: Blue
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!  I can't wait to catch up on all your beautiful blogs soon!

Julie x

15 October 2011

Star Shaped Card ..

Hi,

Hope you're all having a fab weekend!

Here's my latest card - it was for my niece Molly on her 10th birthday.  I found a tutorial here and though to myself "that looks easy!". Let's just say it took longer than I thought it would - which I'm sure is more down to my lack of brains than anything else.  As always the picture is rubbish as I finished it late and it needed to go off in the post the next day!


Above is the card as you see it when it's opened out, (before I added the image), and below is the folded card.  I think it looks pretty swish even if I do say so myself.  I may make a few more of these for Christmas. The image is from Pollycraft.


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink
Crafty Creations - 3, 2, 1 (Three papers - the third is just just under the pink panel in the centre, 2 embellis - the ribbon and the little gems, and 1 image)
Lexis Creations - Pink for Boobies
Little Miss Muffet - Girly Girl
Di's Digital Designs - Girly Creations
The Stamping Boutique - Think Pink
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Get in Shape - my three shapes are the star, triangle and the wonky rectangle which a quick search on the net tells me is aIsosceles Trapezoid (you learn something everyday!)

Anyway - thanks for looking!!

Julie xx


13 October 2011

Autumn

Hi,

Hope you're all good!

Here's my latest card - I've tried my hand at an Autumn themed card tonight.  The image is one I won in a challenge at Sew Many Challenges a while back.  How cute is that little guy!



I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craft Your Passion - A card for all occasions
Ladybug Challenge - Tag It
Sew Many Cards - Burnt Orange, Yellow and Brown
Card Patterns - Sketch
Our Creative Corner - Fall Colours
Easy Craft Projects - An Autumn Project
Freshly Brewed - Pumpkins
Craft Your Days Away - Tag It
Stamping for the Weekend - Colours of Autumn
For Fun - Pumpkins

Thanks for looking!! I'm off to wake the children up from their nap and then we're off to the park to find some leaves and twigs so we can make a big picture of a tree next time we're stuck indoors.

Julie xx

9 October 2011

Halloween

Hi,

Happy Sunday!  Today I've got a Halloween card to share with you all.  I bought loads of black colour core card ages ago (in about a thousand different colours!) but I've not really done anything with it yet!

After some serious sand paper action this black / green card looks great!  Plus I took a trip to one of my local craft shops yesterday for some things for a birthday card and just after I had handed over my life savings to pay for my "one or two" bits I spotted this amazing black spiders web/holey tights/ripped ribbon on a shelf and I just had to get some.


The cute Frankenstein guy is a freebie from The Stamping Boutique - how cute is he?

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes & Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Use Black, Orange and Purple
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Spooky

Thanks for looking!

x

8 October 2011

Pink Christmas

Happy Weekend!

I read somewhere the other day there is only 78 days till Christmas which sounded a bit close for comfort - but I've just checked and by reckoning there is only 73 - how has that happened?

So here is my latest Christmas card:


What my crappy photography doesn't show up is the fact I may have caused a world shortage of glitter!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Bling
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
Bah Humbug - Glitter and Glitz
Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes as long as it Sparkles
Crafty Cardmarkers - Anything Goes
Card Mad Fairy - To Early for Christmas
Bunny Zoe - Sketch

Thanks for Looking

Julie x

3 October 2011

Dinosaur

Hi,

Hope you all had a fab weekend!

Here is my latest card, I've used a My Grafico digi that I won a while back.  Isn't this Dino cute?!  I've used some glossy accents on his belly and teeth to make them nice and smooth and shiny.


I don't seem to make many cards for the guys - I think I've made 6 this year, which is pretty rubbish!  I was going to make a sentiment for this on my computer but the printer has run out of ink and printed the last batch of digi stamps I printed out in blue instead of black -which is annoying.

Anyway I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cuddly Buddly - For Children
One Stop Craft Challenge - Just For Men
Little Miss Muffet - Animals and Monsters
St Luke's Challenge - Let's Hear it for the Boys

Thanks for Looking

Julie xx


1 October 2011

A Birthday Card

Hi,

It feels like ages since I last posted or made a card.  A month seems to have flown by somehow!  I've also been really rubbish at commenting on everyone's beautiful blogs - but I'll be getting back on track over the next day or two!



Here is my latest card - my attempt at a shabby / vintage type - well the papers are called Vintage ... something .. so it must be right.  They are Pink Petticoat and were a magazine freebie. The dress was also a freebie from Michelle Perkett Studio - it's so cute!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Say Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Auds Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie xxx

6 September 2011

Happy Birthday

Morning!

My beautiful little girl turned 3 this weekend and I've no idea how that happened.  Somehow my tiny little dot has grown up.

So here's a little picture of her blowing out her candles on her cake!  You'll have to excuse all the mess in the background!  She couldn't decide what animals she wanted on her cake but most seemed to be a farm theme, so I got a good friend to make some sugar paste animals and all was well until the night before that she told me she wanted a monster, a lion and a big bad wolf on her cake!  Never mind - she was pleased with her farm animals and once she got a slice of chocolate cake the big bad wolf had been forgotten!


Here's the card I made for her birthday:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Anything goes (Flowers)
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers - Summer Holiday Memories
Auds Sentiments - For a girl
Card Mad Fairy - Add Flowers
Stamping for the Weekend - Holidays
St Luke's Hospital Challenge - Buffet (Patterned Paper, Embossing, Ribbon, Flowers)
Papertake Weekly - Sketch

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

28 August 2011

Christmas Fairy

Evening!

Hope you're all enjoying the bank holiday weekend!  And the lovely weather that we always get here in the UK for bank holidays.  Although I'll take our rain showers any day rather than that big old hurricane causing chaos down the east coast of America! 

Here's my latest card - I made it using some lovely My Minds Eye papers that came free with a craft magazine this weekend.  Although I'm not entirely sure if the fairy really goes or she looks a little lost -  but she's stuck there now, I've tried to remove her but it's going to rip the paper underneath, and it took me ages to work out how to cut that square/diamond with my trimmer so the trees ended up the right way round.


Plus I also managed to stamp this image myself - not to shabby, even if I do say so myself - given I usually can't stamp for toffee! (Although there are a few bits I had to fill in with my fine-liner but we'll keep that secret!)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bah! Humbug! - Here come the girls
Card Patterns - Sketch 130


Also check my new badge out on the top right!! I only went and won a challenge at Sew Many Challenges, for this card here.  I'm chuffed to pieces! Thanks for choosing me as a winner!

Thanks for looking and for all your helpful comments!

Julie x

25 August 2011

Marianne Snowflakes and a Cat

Evening!

I've bought myself a set of Marianne Snowflake dies - they are lovely but are fiddly beyond belief to get the cut shape out of the die. I can only assume I'm doing something wrong as I'm currently having to poke them out (carefully) with my craft knife.  So if you have any tips for getting them out let me know.



Here is my latest card. I've been having a play with my embossing folders this time.


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension and Texture
Freshly Brewed - Emboss It
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar (Buttons and Green)
Card Mad Fairy - Buttons
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Competition

Thanks for looking!

Julie x


24 August 2011

Cute Giraffe

Hi,

I'm celebrating tonight as I've got no work now until the 12th September - AMAZING!!

Here's my card for this evening - how cute is this little giraffe?! This was a freebie from Limited Runs - he's called Ollie.


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Stamp Something - Thank You
Easy Craft Projects - Photo Inspiration
One Stop Craft Challenge - Bold & Bright
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Show your Inner Animal

Thanks for looking!!

Julie x


23 August 2011

Birds

Hi,

Here is my latest card.  The card has a cute little bee charm on it.  It is a bee - honest! - Sandra helped me decide here - so thanks for your help with that love!

I love this DP with birds on it - it's from Papermania - Birdsong.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sew Many Cards - Summertime
Catch the Bug - The Birds and the Bees


Thanks for looking.

Julie x

22 August 2011

What is this??

Hi,

No card from me this evening - but I was wondering if you had a spare minute you could help settle a (small) argument.

I've added this charm to a card I've started but not quite finished:


Now I think it's a bee but my husband says it's a butterfly.  (Obviously I'm right!!)
If it helps to sway your decision at all - it came in a pack with some other charms one of which is a butterfly:

So what is it?

A: A bee - obviously!
B: Now I've seen the butterfly, I can see it's a bee
C: Nope, it's a butterfly
D: It's something else!

Thanks for your help!

Have a great evening!

Julie x


21 August 2011

First Scrapbook Page

Morning!

I was looking through the challenges this week and one of them was for a scrap book page - so I though I'd give it a go.  It's not amazing but though I'd share it anyway.  

The picture is my little girl when she was about 12 hours old and tucked up at home in bed.  Not quite sure why we bundled her up so much - I think you go temporarily insane when you have your first child!  Almost three years later, with the addition of a now 15 month old  I can confirm that the insanity isn't temporary.





 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Anyting But a Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Bling (bad photo - but the frame is all beautiful pink sequins)
Papertake Weekly - Bingo - Buttons, Ribbon, Free
For Fun - Scrap Page
The Stamping Boutique - Stripes and Dots


Thanks for looking.

Julie xx

20 August 2011

A Christmas Card

Afternoon,

We had a fab time at the museum earlier - we dressed up as the three bears - it was very cute!

Here's my second card of today.

I love this little boy - it's a pollycraft digi.


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cupcakecraft - Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Boys / Men

Thanks for looking.

Julie x

Sir Mike

Hi,

We're off to the museum this morning for a children's fairy tale event.  Hopefully we'll all have a fab time and I won't be too stressed out trying to stop two small people from running around!

Here's the card I made for my Brother-In-Law for his birthday.  He loves nights and medieval stuff (even at 33!) - although I should have found a castle background to put this on - not sure why I didn't think of this at the time!  I also should have made the image bigger - but I used my last page of card to print it out on and being last minute I didn't have time to go and get some that I could use pro-markers on without them bleeding everywhere.


The knight is a Jelly Park image - he's so sweet - he did originally have a feather on top of his helmet - however it had a little accident when I was cutting it out!  Oops!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Grafico - Monthly Challenge
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - None Stamped Sentiment (his name is in wire covered chippie letters)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

19 August 2011

A touch of purple

Morning,

I've been a busy bee (for me anyway) this week 3 posts in 3 days!! Check me out!

Here's a card I was just having a play with the other night. I also managed to get a decent self stamped sentiment.


I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

My Grafico - Monthly Challenge
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Black and White with a Pop (hope I've got the right idea!)
Paper Sundaes - Just Saying Hi

Thanks for looking - hope you all have a fab weekend!

Julie xx

18 August 2011

Christmas Presents

Afternoon!

Here's my latest card -I've just been having a little play while my two little ones are asleep.

The image is a magazine freebie - I can't take any credit for this I'm afraid.  I've just counted up my Christmas cards and I've made 13 already! That's fairly organised for me.


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


Tuesday Throwdown - None Stamped Sentiment
Winter Wonderland - Have lights on it. (There are some on the image on the if you look carefully Honest!!! I was sad that I had nothing with lights on - so was chuffed when I found this topper.)
Saturday Challenge - Christmas Is Coming

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

17 August 2011

Butterfly

Hi,

I've been a bit rubbish last week, but here's my latest card!  How lovely is this butterfly - it's from K & Co, which I won in some blog candy from Audrey a while back.  I had a poke around with some little clear gems to make the trail.


I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

My Grafico - Monthly Challenge
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
Bizzy Bec's - Use butterflies and the colour blue
Paper Sundaes - Saying Hi
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Use Hot Colours
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Bling

Also Hi to Cheryl, my new folllower!

Thanks for Looking

Julie x





9 August 2011

Mr Snowman

Morning!

Just a very quick post from me this morning as I really should be getting ready for work! Here's another Christmas card from me.


I love this little snowman he's so cute!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Favourite Season - CHRISTMAS - I love it!!!!!!
For Fun - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas In August

Do It with Digis - Christmas in August
My Grafico - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

8 August 2011

Hangin' Out..

Hi,

Hope you've all had a nice weekend! 

Here's my latest card - I've seen images where people get part of it to hanging out of the die cut and always wondered how they did it. I saw on Barbara's blog here a tutorial on how to do so I gave it a go. So thanks for that Barbara! x


It's a fairly conservative effort for a first go - but I was pretty chuffed with myself!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
For Fun - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - No Flowers
Little Miss Muffet - Outside the Die Cut
Craft Your Days Away - Birthdays
Stamping for the Weekend - Spots and Dots
My Grafico - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

5 August 2011

Happy Friday...

Hoo-ray it's the weekend! Hopefully the weather will stay nice as we've had a lovely afternoon in the park today. Although my fitness levels leave something to be desired as I'm shattered from chasing my (almost) 3 year old round!

Here's my first card for August - a birthday card for my Aunty Anne - and I'm feeling quite proud of myself as her birthday isn't until Thursday which is exceedingly organised for me.


I've followed this weeks PollyCraft Sketch - the DP is Pink Petticoat ( a magazine freebie stack) and the image is a Heather Ellis Digi - not sure if you realised I like these stamps as I've only used them one or two (hundred million) times.

Here's my challenge list for this card:

Allsorts - Free and Easy
Creative Inspirations - Summertime
Bunny Zoe - Fun in the Sun
Sundays with Chrissy - Keep It Simple Stamper
Pollycraft - Sketch
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - August Digi Day

And a big hello to my new follower Shannin!

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

28 July 2011

Three of a kind..

Hi,

Hope you're all having a good week!  Not that I want to jinx things but I'm going to quietly say I think the weather may be quite nice for the rest of the week and weekend!

Here's my most recent card - more Christmas cards from me, but I made one and thought why not make a couple more - just changing a few colours.  The cute little penguin is a Digi Stamp Boutique (I think!) freebie and the papers are Papermania - Honey & Hugs. 




I'm going to enter these into the following challenges!

Pollycraft Monday - Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Simply Create - Christmas Time
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Animal Crackers
Tuesday Throwdown - Matching Set
Winter Wonderland - Holly and Ivy
Digi Stamp Boutique  - Monthly Competition
My Grafico - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!!

Julie x

23 July 2011

New Home

Yawn! It's late!!

Before I go to bed I just wanted to share with you all the card I've made for my friend who has just moved into her own house. The image is a digi from Whimsy Stamps - Meljen's Designs.  This is a lovely image and the little birds are so cute - but I really struggled to find new home images - I must have been looking in the wrong places!





The paper is My Minds Eye - Lime Twist.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Free and Easy
Do It With Digis - Summer Fun
Little Miss Muffet - Summer
Easy Craft Projects - The Summer
Craft Your Days Away - Summertime

Little Claire's - Things with Wings
Bunny Zoe - Fun in the Sun
Pollycraft - Summer Fun
Craft Your Passion - Text It
Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute
Passion For Promarkers - Sketch
Do You Stack Up - Wings
MyGrafico - Anything Goes

Wow - loads of challenges!!

Thanks for looking.

Julie x

21 July 2011

Washing Day...

Evening!

Have you all seen the new Harry Potter film yet?  I loved loved loved it. (Apart from a few major deviations from the book! I'm a bit of a stickler for those kinds of details!)

Here's another Christmas card from me.  I love making Christmas cards - I think I've said that already. How cute is this image, the snowman's done his washing.  It's another one of my winnings from The Stamping Boutique.


I've used some fun flock for snow at the bottom but I just kind of made it up what I needed to do.  Should it be in little balls (like mini sheep) or has something gone wrong? I'll have to do some digging to find out.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:


Really Reasonable Ribbon - Cool It
Simply Create - Christmas Time
Craft your Passion - Text on the Card
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Simon Stays Stamp and Show - Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - Something Metallic

The Stamping Boutique - Cool Colours
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland - Give it a little Lift

Wow - that's loads!

Thanks for looking - have a nice evening!

Julie x

15 July 2011

yep - it's another birthday card ...

Afternoon!

This is the last post from me this week as we are taking the children to see their grandparents this weekend - which means no cooking and cleaning for me all weekend along with free babysitters to look after the children while my husband and I go and see the final Harry Potter film!  How excited am I!!!!

This card was for one of the girls in our office, I've just been looking back and it looks quite like one I did a couple of weeks ago.  I just can't help it - I love these yellow papers!  I've got one with flocking on, that came as part of the pack, that I'm dying to use but haven't found the perfect project as it's so lush!


 The roses were originally white but I coloured them with my promarkers.  It hasn't shown up very well but the yellow flowery paper is actually covered in glitter!  I love it so much, I'll probably cry when it's all gone - I've probably got half of a 12x12 sheet left!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Just for You
Cupcake Craft - Your Favourite Cupcake - (No 1 -Flowers)
Freshly Brewed - Triple Play ( Three flowers)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards - Glitter (on the flowers and the yellow flowery paper - honest!)
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Southern Girls - Birthday Card
My Grafico - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge

Anyway - have a nice weekend everyone!!

Thanks for looking.

Julie xx

14 July 2011

Nice Day for a White Wedding

Morning!

Just a quick one for me before I take the children to the park and make the most of the nice weather before the rain the forecasters are promising rolls in!

I had a go the other night at making an all white card. Plus I got to play with my beautiful embossing folders!  Not to sure whether I like it though - it seems a bit .... hmmm ..... unfinished?  Perhaps it's because all the paper/card I've used is very very white instead of different shades of white (if you know what I mean!)

I don't think it shows up too well on this photo but I put glossy accents on the cake stand and stickles on the hearts at the top.


Anyway let me know what you think I think I need a bit of help with this one - what would you do differently?

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Freshly Brewed - Triple Play
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Use Only White
My Grafico - Anything Goes

And just before I go HELLO to my new follower Mary J!

Thanks for looking!

Julie x